On a return flight from Africa back to Rome on November 30 2015, Pope Francis answered questions from reporters. In response to a question about fundamentalism and the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, he made some very disturbing remarks.
The following provides the transcript of one of the questions followed by his answer.
Philippine De Saint-Pierre, KTO (France): “Holiness, good afternoon, you paid homage to the platform created by the archbishop, the imam and the pastor of Bangui. Today more than ever, we know that fundamentalism threatens the entire planet. We also saw this in Paris. Before this danger, do you think that religious leaders should intervene more in the political field? (Pope Francis asks for clarification) …the religious dignitaries, bishops and imams?”
Pope Francis: “To intervene in the political field. If that means to make politics, no. Whoever is a priest, pastor, imam, rabbi, this is his vocation, but they make a live politics by preaching values. True values. And one of the greatest values is the fraternity among us. We are all children of God. We have the same father. In this sense, we have to make politics of unity, reconciliation. A word that I don’t like, but I have to use it is ‘tolerance.’ But, not only tolerance, co-existence, friendship. That’s how it is. Fundamentalism is a sickness that exists in all religions. We Catholics have some, not just some, so many, who believe they have the absolute truth and they move forward with calumnies, with defamation and they hurt (people), they hurt. And, I say this because it’s my Church, also us, all of us. It must be combatted. Religious fundamentalism isn’t religious. Why? Because God is lacking. It’s idolatrous, as money is idolatrous. Making politics in the sense of convincing these people who have this tendency is a politics that we religious leaders must make, but fundamentalism that ends up always in tragedy or in crime, in a bad thing comes about in all religions a little bit.” (Source: CNA)
In the context of being asked specifically about the imam and the recent Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, the Pope should have identified the true source of the problem, which is the Quran and the imams instructing Muslims to murder all non-Muslims or force them into submission by the sword and by beheading. Here are few verses from the Quran as examples of what he could have quoted:
Believers! Make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Let them find harshness in you. (another source: ) Ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers. (Quran 9:123)
O Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites. Be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is hell, a hapless journey’s end. (Quran 9:73)
Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. (Quran 48:29)
Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal sternly with them. Hell shall be their home, evil their fate. (Quran 66:9)
The followers of Islam are only doing what they are instructed to do, but there was no mention of any of that. Instead, he did the exact opposite, acting like there is no difference between Islam and Christianity, even claiming, “We are all children of God. We have the same father.”
Shouldn’t the leader of the Catholic Church know better than to claim we are all children of God? This statement contradicts many scriptures, including these:
“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)
“He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36)
“We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19)
Shouldn’t the Catholic Church hold their leader accountable for stating such nonsense? Yet, I saw no mention of any concerns raised in the news reports posted on the CatholicNewsAgency.com.
Then he claimed Christians and Muslims have the same father, which is another lie. The one true God, whose name is Jehovah, the I AM, is not the same as Allah, which is a demonic spirit operating under the guise of religion while seeking world domination through brutal murder of innocent people. Anyone who would claim these two are the same does not know God.
Pope Francis stated, “In this sense, we have to make politics of unity, reconciliation.”
By saying this he compromised true faith in God by joining it together in unity with Islam. He is on a mission to unite the world together under one religion and is willing to betray God to achieve his goal. This is the role of the false prophet described in Revelation 13, who comes during the end-times. Pope Francis has been aggressively pursuing this mission since the first day he took office on March 13, 2013. See my previous post, Pope Francis Taking Unprecedented Actions to Unite World Religions.
According to him, it is not enough to tolerate Islam. He says, “But, not only tolerance, co-existence, friendship.” So instead of standing up to expose it for what it is, a spirit from hell, he wants us to become friends with it. According to the Bible, anyone who seeks friendship with the world is an enemy of God.
You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4)
After letting Islam off the hook for the Paris attacks and calling on Christians to join in unity with Islam, he then turns the attack on fundamentalism calling it “a sickness that exists in all religions.” Amazingly, he makes no mention of Islamic fundamentalism, even though the Paris attacks and every other terrorist attack have all come from Islamic fundamentalists while no attacks have come from anyone else. According to Pope Francis, the real problem are those “who believe they have the absolute truth”. Here he specifically called out Catholic fundamentalists.
So Islam gets a free pass while those who believe they have the absolute truth are the real problem, the real sickos. He says, “It must be combatted.”
So just like that Islam becomes our friend while anyone who believes they have the absolute truth becomes our enemy who must be combatted. Can we see where this is going? He is leading us to the persecution and widespread slaughter of Christians, which the Bible tells us is going to happen when the fifth seal is broken during the coming tribulation.
9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;
10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
11 And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also. (Revelation 6:9-11)
Jesus said it this way, “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.” (Matthew 24:9)
We are witnessing the spirit of antichrist rising to greater power each day. As this spirit unites the world under the formation of one religion, Islam will be joined together with a watered down version of something that once resembled Christianity, but without any life or power of God in it. Pope Francis is now leading this crusade with comments just like the ones quoted above.
This new religion is just one crisis away from being officially birthed. When that happens, the one whom the Bible calls the false prophet will become the head of it. He will eventually make everyone on earth worship the first beast and will even perform great signs, such as making fire come down out of heaven to deceive people into believing God is with him. (Revelation 13:12-14)
We are now moving rapidly towards the fulfillment of these ancient prophecies. Pope Francis appears to be either the forerunner to the false prophet or perhaps he is the man. Either way, he is a very dangerous wolf in sheep’s clothing. He claims to represent Christ, but he speaks by the spirit of antichrist. He has two horns like a lamb, but he speaks like a dragon (Revelation 13:11).
The scheme of the evil one is for the false prophet to lead multitudes to their eternal destruction, but we still have time to snatch some from his grasp by exposing his lies, praying, and warning people not to follow him.
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Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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